BOXFEST DETROIT ANNOUNCES KENNIKKI JONES-JONES
Producers announce a new member of the production team
We are thrilled to welcome Kennikki Jones-Jones to the production team. Kennikki Jones-Jones is a multi-award winning theatre and film director. Born and raised in Detroit, she obtained her BFA in Acting from Wayne State University and her MFA in Film from Florida State University. In 2014, she co-founded Dramatically Richer Productions, with whom she produced children’s theatre, an off-Broadway play, and published a book. Inspired by the many obstacles she has overcome as a teen mother, her experience and perseverance informs her art. Her recent short horror film, “Knock Knock” has been accepted into twenty film festivals and garnered eight awards. She uses urban horror as a means to examine psychic energy and generational curses that plague many inner city communities. Currently, she works many jobs, does many things, but as a Boxfest Alum she is super stoked to be a part of the BoxFest team.
“In looking towards our future, and how we want to continue growing and supporting women directors, we are so excited to bring Kennikki – a filmmaker and theatre maker – into our team,” said Amanda Grace Ewing, BoxFest Detroit Artistic Director. “We know that Kennikki’s multidisciplinary mind will grow our community and deepen the work of BoxFest Detroit.”
The BoxFest Detroit 2020 festival announcement is upcoming. “We are very excited to share some new ideas and new ways to connect with the festival this year. If you want to be the first to know, join us for a fundraiser to celebrate our growing team on June 18th,” Ewing shares. On Thursday June 18th, Virtual Trivia for Detroit Arts will be supporting BoxFest Detroit. More information can be found through this Facebook event. “We’re thinking of it as a party for Kennikki! Kennikki Jones-Jones has been a part of the BoxFest Detroit team, helping to plan and strategize, since our planning season started in November, but this event is a way to officially, and publicly celebrate her joining our team. It’s also a great way to hear about our upcoming festival plans!”